GCSE success for girls at St Swithun’s School

20 Aug 2021

U5 students at St Swithun’s rounded off a challenging year with strong academic achievement, a heartening focus on community endeavour and typical light-hearted fun.

The girls remained focused and composed in the face of weeks of uncertainty around the way their GCSE grades were to be awarded, and they used their initiative when the usual ways of doing things weren’t available to them.

Just three days after completing their summer assessments, the girls were back at school giving time to the local community. They built a mud kitchen for our Prep School’s forest school, painted six sheds for the St Swithun’s maintenance department, read to the children at two local primary schools, and did the weeding at another.

The headmistress, Jane Gandee, said “We are very proud of our U5. They are committed, kind and talented girls who have achieved great success both inside and outside the classroom. This year alone this has included county athletics success, poetry competition prize winning and a singing performance on stage at the Royal Albert Hall. They have already contributed much during their time at St Swithun’s.

“With great good humour, U5 kept spirits high during the spring lockdown through activities such as bake-off and meme-making competitions. At our summer sports day, they delighted us all by putting in a surprise appearance in a fiercely-contested, pop-up relay race.

“Our U5 students deserve their GCSE success and we look forward to welcoming them back to embark upon their A level courses in the autumn.”


A breakdown of pupils’ grades can be seen HERE